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Pvt. Peter Simpson, Company G, 8th Illinois Infantry

Stan Hutson
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Simpson enlisted on 25 July 1861.  He contracted dysentery during the Shiloh campaign and was hospitalized in Savannah, Tennessee.  Due to his condition he was given a medical discharge on 25 March 1862, just days before the Battle of Shiloh.  He was still in the hospital in Savannah when discharged and died there on 18 April 1862 due to his illness.

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